It’s been a long time since we’ve sat down with Jet Li. It was in 2001 for Kiss of the Dragon. We caught a bit with him on the set of Cradle 2 the Grave, but Li hasn’t been to LA for interviews in a while. It took the U.S. release of Hero to bring him back.
Hero is the tale of an assassin (Li) on a mission to kill the king. But the first story he tells isn’t exactly right, and throughout the film we learn about his real mission. Li costars with Hong Kong legends Donnie Yen, Maggie Cheung and Zhang Ziyi in the film directed by Zhang Yimou.